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in the defense sector and the head of a defense contractor who will feel that pain joins us next along with former vermont governor howard dean who argues maybe going over the fiscal cliff will be the best thing for the nation. >>> later, we have the former chairman of the council of economic advisers under president bush. he's going to join us as well as laura tyson, the former head of the cea under president clinton. we're going to get their take on the cliff and today's jobs number. >>> also, tough week for apple shares. is now the time to load up? stick around for the apple trade in the back half of this hour. stay tuned. [ male announcer ] when this hotel added aflac to provide a better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. ♪ ha ha! >>> one of my next guests thinks that going over the fiscal cliff would be a good thing for wall street. the other says defense cuts would pose an unacceptable risk to the economy, national se
? our money pros give you strategies for dividend payers. does the defense industry have any defense if we go over the fiscal cliff and it's starved of billions of dollars in contracts or are massive job cuts unavoidable and on the horizon? then that millionaire next door, he may no longer be a millionaire, or she f we go over the fiscal cliff. our wealth editor robert frank tal lis up the casualties coming up. you're watching "closing bell" on cnbc. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. a passionate belief, and the foundation on which merrill lynch has been built. today, our financial advisors lead from a new position of strength. together with bank of america, they have access to more resources than ever before. a steadfast commitment to help you achieve your financial goals in life. that's the power of the right
where it should be and and the bloated defense budget. unnecessary social programs. me? i think we aren't where we need to be yet when the it comes to abandoning all the hope. i think the postfiscal cliff world has -- not to matter. those people are polyannas. i think we go into a recession with lots of layoffs and the fiscal cliff was designed to compromise. the cliff was designed to scare legislators into rising above politics and compromise. everyone knew about the growth. just like in europe. means it could be, in fact, reduced dramatically. fewer jobs, larger deficit. not smaller. and the federal reserve that's throwing up its hands, can't do anything. as i said last night, it doesn't matter. we can pick our stocks and buy them down. like the fabulous names, amazon, ulta salons. buy them down in scales like i outline in the book "real money." now suggesting other groups giving you a bang for the buck. new groups betting that the hope will be squeezed out and the bottom gets put in before a deal is made -- or not. why not? we know the auto market is for 11 years now and we have been
straight ahead. >> i'm ready for bullishness! >> she's feisty. >>> the defense sector is in the line of fire for billions of cuts. we'll talk to the ceo of one company how he's preparing for a falloff later in the "closing bell." [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. >>> welcome back. technology a bright spot, thanks largely to a move in dell. >> that's right. a rare bright spot in tech today. dell shares outperforming goldman sachs, upgrading two notches from sell to buy, net cash levels provide an opportunity for leveraged buyout. take a look at rese
like it. i already own it. you see how much i like it because i own it. that was the primary defense. you haven't seen a great many big prosecutions in this area. interestingly enough, one of the areas that they did, oh, about 25 years ago, prosecute some folks on was running a options portfolio. they marked the stock up to make the options more attractive so they got a bigger bonus from their firm. >> they closed the stock on the strike too, right, art? >> absolutely. >> the options owners wouldn't make any money. >> that's right. >> are you expecting, ron, that we're going to see various sort of techniques at year end to make the portfolios look better? >> i think now that this has become so public with "the wall street journal" article, it focuses on the movement of very thinly traded stocks. one thing to watch out for is they don't invest in this microcap world that is so easily pushed around. they were talking about one stock in the article that had a market value of $36 million. any individual can move a stock with that kind of market cap. you want to stay away from funds that
on their fair shares and higher taxes on dividends. and the bloated defense budget. unnecessary social programs. i think we aren't where we need to be when it comes to abandoning all hope. i think those people are polyannas. i think we go into a recession with lots of layoffs and the fiscal cliff was designed to pr compromise. everyone knew about the growth. fewer jobs, larger deficit. as i said last night, it doesn't matter, we can pick our stocks and buy them down. ulta salons, but i want to suggest to other groups that are going to give you bang for the buck, betting that the hope will be squeezed out and the bottom gets put in before a deal is made. why not? we know the auto market is for 11 years now and we have been sweet on ford domestically. what are some of the other key areas. asia already turned. i think europe could be stablized. ford is the one to watch. i'm out blessing it. in europe i'm thinking that i'm excited about ford. we have ample evidence today that i'm right. the rates remained too low. and pricing is moving up in california, nevada, arizona all things we learned from th
against potential disaster. we see the vix very low. they're not taking the type of defensive, decisive action. if we get a downgrade and if this happens, it will be terrible for the market. that's what's potentially on the market, if we don't make a deal in washington. >> scott, let me ask you again how you want to allocate capital then in that environment. i know george young is with us again, joining the conversation. i want to ask you the same question. go ahead, scott. how are you investing right now? >> maria, i think the best way forward is the way it's worked since the bottom of the market in 2009. risk assets are where it's at. the fed is very supportive. the consumer is back and engaged. housing is getting better. the fiscal cliff is actually constructive from the standpoint it causes people to come together and compromise because going over the cliff while we may do it for a short time period is not beneficial to anybody. it hurts everybody. >> so risk assets being, what, technology? what does that mean, technology? >> not necessarily. we would stay with dividend payers. we w
to take up the explosive issue of same-sex marriage, agreeing to hear challenges to the federal defense of marriage act and california's proposition 8. nbc's pete williams joins us now from washington with all the latest details. good evening, pete. >> reporter: good evening, larry. the vilma case is the easier one. federal law signed into law by president clinton in 1996. it says if a person is legally married in a state, the federal government can't recognize those marriages. that's where you talked about federal benefits heterosexual couples get and same sex couples do not. the prop 8 thing is bigger. while potentially it's confined to the state of california only, the question it out there having given the right to gay marriage could the state then take it away through proposition 8 passed by a majority of the vote nurse 2008. having taken that case, the court could get to the bedrock issue. can any state refuse to let same sex couples get married under the federal constitution. it could potentially be narrow or very far. >> pete, as i understand it, let me ask you. this one of thes
cuts and entitlements or at least reform there. hasn't heard as much from defense. you are from a state that relies on that defense budget. it will get cut substantially. where does defense end up if we do get a deal? >> everybody wants to avoid sequestration. lots of my friends in the defense industry say don't do sequestration. do simpson-bowles indicating they have not read simpson-bowles because it was almost as high as sequestration in the top number. the numbers are roughly within the budget control act over ten years about $480 billion of defense cuts. sequestration almost doubles that. i think you'll see something north of 480 billion. substantially lower than that 950. what folks in defense industry have said is in addition to giving us a number, give us the ability to plan. one of the things that hobbles our defense industry more than anything is the absurd way we have run the federal government on three and six-month continuing resolutions. give us a window to plan and any legitimate business can plan against the budget. give us that number. >> some see that debt limit contro
a problem? yeah, short recession, but we get defense cuts which republicans would never agree to otherwise, there are human service cut which is we won't like, but the least possible damage. and it's a serious down payment on the deficit. the wall street people ringing their hands are really full of it. i'm not sure what. but full of something because they're going to see a big drop on wall street but it will come roaring back because somebody has done something. so you have him and all their friends and the right and all their friends and the president who i don't think if he can ever get out of campaign mode. it's a full on campaign again. putting one party into -- >> you're right, the amt will hit more people in the middle class and raise their effective tax rate to a higher rate than they were today. and you won't -- >> you have obamacare 4% on everyone, too. >> if you lieu numerically, it doesn't make sense if one side says we're not going to race taxes on the middle class -- >> although republicans would probably bear the brunt of the blame for what would happen if we go over the fis
cut. defensive stocks also helped you push the asx 200 higher. sensex trading lower by 0.3%. back to you. >> all right. here we are european stocks, first trading day of december, an hour and ten minutes in to the session. not bad last month. ftse up 1.5%. we're weighted to the up side a little bit more than 7:2, advancers outpacing decliners on the stoxx 600. ftse up 1.5% last month, dax up 2, contact 340 up nearly 4%, xetra dax up 0.4%. the ibex fairly flat. let's show you where we are with bond rates, as well. we'll take a look at gilts. slightly lower, 1.77%. big day for uk. manufacturing pmis out for the month of november. italian and ten year sbpanish yields are also lower. down on the greek announcements, but substantially below 6%. ten year bunds 1.37%. those yields slightly higher. on the currency markets, we talked about this euro-dollar six week high. below that at the moment, but not by much. dollar-yen moving off the 7 1/2 month high at 82.17. aussie dollar weaker despite the good chinese data. dipping below 1.04 earlier on. we had retail sales data that was a little
be in for a bit of a bumpy ride. as such, there's an opportunity to be defensive. look for some of those lower beta strategies. look for the defense sectors. >> in the meantime, it is pretty clear the markets are anticipating we're not going to go over this cliff, isn't it? >> yeah, they sure are. i'm surprised to see the level of optimism that congress is going to come to some resolution here. i think it's scary there's no plan "b." i kind of have three ideas of my own. the first one is let's get real, folks. if everybody on wall street thinks something is going to happen, there's a good possibility the opposite is going to happen. to me, i think it's a good time to maybe take a little money off the table, go to a little cash. the second thing is, when this market -- if we go into january without a deal, we could see a market drop on a level of what happened in 2008 when we failed to come to a t.a.r.p. agreement. 30% the market lost. >> that was a 700-point selloff. >> just like that. >> so joe, what do you think about that? i know you're saying, look, don't freak out, stay calm, assess the s
was president. significant cuts in defense and also significant human services can you tell us. >> katie, let me ask you, before you respond to what governor dean is saying. there is logic to what howard dean is saying. i don't happen to agree with it. but i know where he's coming from. katie, let me ask you this -- katie can't hear me. we'll wait for her to get back hooked in. howard, what about the notion that i'm posing tonight -- i've said this a few times -- republicans better be careful. they're not going down your road and the democrats aren't going down your road. you have middle class tax cuts for the democrats and it sometimes sounds to me as an old reagan conservative that the republicans better watch themselves because sometimes it sounds like they are kind of defending rich people. that's their whole mantra, just defending rich people. and i think that's not where they should be. >> i would agree. if i were politically advising the republicans, which i'm certainly not, i think tom colts was right from oklahoma. they ought to get out of the way. there wouldn't be as much deficit redu
go here as we go down the list, reducing military spending, reducing non-defense spending. all of that is negative. a slight positive on reducing non-defense spending for republicans. but then you take these last three. raising the retirement age, raising income taxes for everybody, raising medicare for spending. net negative for all three political factions. democrats, republicans, and independents. one thing you'll notice here quickly is that the red here, reducing military spending debt, is the most net negative for the republicans. even more negative than raisings taxes on all people. >> you know, i look at that. if i'm understanding it correctly, my initial reaction is, are americans just in a fantasy land over medicare spending? you can't get there unless you reduce medicare spending. >> i think that may be true. i think when we talk about leadership and political leadership taking risks, i think one of the things people have to do is politicians step forward and say, okay, here's the benefit and here's the cost. if weaver get there, we can start to poll that and ask peop
.s. and allies closer to the serious vicivil w. former deputy assistant defense secretary. rula let me begin with you. is this going to blow up into a civil war and blow up? >> no, i think it is against him grabbing power. it is a sign that he needs to back off and drop the decrees and make a constitution that is not acceptable by the egyptians. he is not governing in the name of the muslim brotherhood. he needs to listen to them. >> his recent actions suggest that the answer is no. and that is he going his own way. >> i hope she is right. everyone that you can think of is that the people who prevailed is that the people who are the most organized are the most ruthless. i want to ask you about the role of al qaeda in iraq and in jordon. could this spread to iraq? >> i think they have nothing to do with each other. it is wrong. they are two different cultures. they are a million years away from each other. let protesters are civil enough not to become violent. you saw the soldiers and the police men. they let them say what they wanted. and the us aid. and here the government has a major role
't look for economic growth to pick up. be on the defensive side and you will be amply toward it. >> which is why people are sitting on their money right now. you are saying the fed is still there. you have the aftereffects of superstorm sandy, accommodative policy by the fed and you think that spurs growth in the u.s. how strong will it be? >> first thing, we have grown 2.5% in the last four quarters. and i think we will go up to 3% growth next year. i think there is some fiscal tightening but that is nothing new. we are getting rapid money growth and record-low mortgage rates, drop in gas prices, drop in the dollar, lower inflation boosting income and it's working because we are getting more parts of the economy gearing. a year ago we had no bank lending and now we have a full year of it. in addition to that, i think next year's profile will be much more impacted by what happens in the emerging world if they pick up again than what is going on in washington. >> i would differ significantly in terms of where we are headed and the recommendation for investors. first, this is the slowest re
and then next year? >> for the next month, i have defensively positioned. what's worked in an environment where the fed is monetizing debt is stocks with bond like characteristics. it looks most like the bond market so that's what we're in. >> defensive stocks? >> yeah. utilities, health care and there is a portion of the market we would like to buy. the capital spending sensitive part, which has been the weakest bit. enterprise tack and industrial. but only on a correction that forces the politicians into what we describe as a good deal. >> so you don't do any of that now? >> no. for me, the market is in the wrong place given the massive deceleration and earnings we've seen and it's unlikely to change very much next year. and so this persistent fed making it more and more difficult to manage fixed income portfolios is probably going to affect that part of the stock market and keep a bid to it. but the more cyclical parts, i don't see them getting out of their own way for some time. >> did you already tell us you like small caps? >> wall street is now recommending the lowest equity allocation i
but others believe we won't get spending cuts that we need. more will take place in defense which many argue does need to happen perhaps though not in the same way it does. we shall see. what's today's date? the fourth now. we're not too far. people say the 18th. we need to at least see something for the 21st. >> they're going on vacation with legislation. is that right? should they be able to take off? >> we should sequester their vacation. >> a great tweet this morning, jim. if you had a big project due at work, would you be going on vacation a week from tomorrow? >> let's say our bosses said we need you to finish this by year end. pal, man, i got a trip to st. bartz. what would they say? they would say stay down there. i don't like one of the defensive line guys that gets fired by the eagles. does he get to fly back from texas? we would fire these guys where they are, when they are on vacation. no. they get to take vacation without finishing their project. >> a couple good poll numbers out today. abc/"the washington post" if we went off people would blame gop by two to one margin and then
in taxes, defense budget cut. host of tax insettives disappearing? does that make you optimistic? i think you sound like an idiot if you're optimistic. if i were a ceo who reports after the cliff jump, i would say i'm thinking about lay off people because of lack of demand. because the despite the more rosy progosticators who are surfacing, there's too much data that shows we will go into a recession from the sudden and worrisome bout of washington-administered austerity. bad guidance equals lower prices. second, while there are many the ones that receive the least attention might be the worst of. the possibility that 30 million americans will be thrown into this alternative minimum tax scheme. i don't pay it but boy, i don't like it the amt is an arcane tax, unlike payroll tax with holding won't be visible to those it has ensnare ed until t end of the year. it could cause the average taxpayer to pay an additional $3,000 when they least expect it. talk ba nightmare. finally i'm worried about the possibility that the new austerity becomes a permanent austerity. simply because the president
in. we'll have more on that, as well. banks, miners and defensive stocks broadly lower. sensex trading higher by 0.2%. back to you. >> catch you a little later. that's the latest from singapore. let's get the view with daniel morris, jpmorgan. daniel, good to see you. what's your view at the moment? i want to put the u.s. data into context on the ism manufacturing because it didn't tally with markets of smaller companies, as well, so what does it mean? >> you kind of picked the one that you want or at least tells the story that you want to tell. they kind of balance each other out, one positive, one negative. so if you look at the other trends for the economy, it's still the same of steady slow appreciation and that there really i don't believe is any effect from the supposed anxiety about the fiscal cliff. i think people know there will be some type of resolution. we didn't know the details or when. but companies are still investing the way they would normally do and they're not stopping because of -- >> that doesn't make us quake a bit about the jobs report later this will we
in the uk will be spending this financial year on health, transport and defense in aggregate. >> you were talking quite rightly about the low level of he have credit growth in the uk, which has obviously been a feature of this period. but there's a question of what's cause and what's effect there. the banks will tell you that that problem is not so much availability of credit, there's credit demand and even in the mortgage sector which under normal circumstances you might have been eager to see people borrow money. we're seeing net repayments for the first time for a very, very long time. so you can take the economy to water, but you can't make it drink. how do you respond. >> i say of course the banks would say that, they would say the problem is all the economic outlook and what the government does and of course the government will say it's the banks, both of them have to work this tandem to get credit to businesses. we don't have the same kind of culture in our banks here in the uk as they do in germany. local saving banks which actually see part of their purpose ensuring those access
just on tax increases at that point. >> and he says you get defense cuts. >> you can't get defense cuts any other way. and he's not the only one. there's a lot of people on the left and there's quite a few people on the right. i'm glad you're optimistic and a lot of ceos and guys in your position -- if you run a company, you don't need consumers petrified and business people petrified. this is the last thing we need if you run a company. i understand you have a horse in the game. >> but you also have the double trigger. if you go over the cliff, we've got the debt ceiling fight right afterwards. it's not like that's six months down the line. that's in if first month, six weeks of the new year. >> the other thing, depending on where you stand, the idea that we just get rid of congressional approval of the debt ceiling at all, which is that ludicrous proposal that was in the president's plan. that's not -- and would you really want that? would you really want not having any more oversight over whether we keep raising the debt? >> but there's also a compromise that's potentially there on t
notice means they are likely to take action. defense here. you can still make it. it gives the opportunity to at least make a final defense so to speak as to why they shouldn't take action. we'll see what that defense is when mr. hastings -- we have a sense for it given what they wrote yesterday. >> i'm sure it will be closely watched. we should be clear that we didn't see too much reaction in the stock for good reason. this is really a slap on the wrist in the scheme of things. this will be closely watched because i'm sure other companies will want to know whether if they tweet something, is that fair disclosure. if they use facebook and that will have ramifications in terms of how companies choose to share information with investors. the other point that it raises just thinking about information that can move the markets, this is separate from the s.e.c. in a wells notice, there are many days where we have economic data that is released and it is released a few minutes beforehand to subscribers to that service. is that fair? that's not the s.e.c.'s purview but it raises i
. obviously, trying to appeal to a younger demographic with this message. >> i was talking to a defense analyst the other day. he said the problem with all of this is the fact i'm worried about my 9-year-old. i'm worried about my 15-year-old. they're going to be paying unbelievable tax rates because we are dumping all of this on them. so on the one hand, yes, it looks like -- he looks a little crazy in this. a little goofy. at the same time, he's appealing to kids because, guess what? it's on you, kids. >> and you know what? i'm thinking that generation is not listening right now. they're not paying attention. >> when they pay the tax rates at 90% or 75% like france is doing, they'll listen. thanks, alan simpson. >> we applaud your efforts there, senator. good job. all right. we'll come back with the closing countdown. market still losing altitude. up just 94 points. >> after the bell, he said there will be no fiscal cliff deal without higher tax rates. find out if treasury secretary tim geithner thinks going over the deal is a better option than compromising on revenue. he joins us at
liked it -- when i.t.t. was all together, we liked the itt's defense business and we liked this company. but you know what? sir, i've not looked at it either since the spinoff. we owe you to look at that and we will. i've been telling people that clean harbors is the way to play. i'm looking at xylem. they pick these things, hey, whatever, they've got the naming guys, i would have called it itt cleanup. anyway, we're going to look at it for you. don't let economic worries jade you. mexico's economy is thriving, it just doesn't get talked about. and i think kansas city southern is the way to benefit. >> all aboard! >> it's the nafta railroad except for it doesn't take away our jobs. don't move, "lightning round's" coming. >>> keep up with cramer all day long. follow @jimcramer on twitter and tweet your questions #madtweets. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v-8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer power? [ laughing ] [ stops laughing ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. this holiday season, trade up to get the 2012 chevy si
cuts to defense companies. you do not want to miss this confrontation. ricans are alwayso work hard for a better future. since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ >>> pretty clear apple stock is having its worst week in more than two years. let's get to bertha coombs with the details. >> tough end of the week ear. it's apple's horrible, awful week. today's decline saw shares hit a real technical weak point, the so-called death cross. that's where the 50-day moving average, the top line in yellow, crossed below the orange line. that's the 200-day moving average. according to the spoke investment group, the last time that happened in september 2008, shares didn't bottom until january of 2009. it kept crossing that technical weak point. apple is on track for its wor
's the list. >> oh, stop. >> in defense of the texting masses, i think it is brilliant. we're able to talk to each other a lot more than we used to be able to. we can tell people when we're going to be late, when we're going to be early. >> i agree with that! >> it's better than talking! it's communicating. >> it's better than talking? >> i agree with that. but people don't even look up anymore. they're always down like this. >> the average 15-year-old sends 195 texts a week. >> just look up every once in a while if you text or you're going to hurt yourself. >>> disney's new fantasyland, the largest expansion in the magic kingdom's 41-year history opens this week with new interactive rides and attractions inspired by the animated classics but also like "the little mermaid" and beauty and the beast." john carney, your little ones are going to love it. >> i have never been to a disney theme park in my entire life. >> are you kidding snee. >> never in my life. i asked my mother, what, did we hate disney? she says you guys just weren't that into it. i don't know if i'll ever go to one. >> you
named silicon valley, but you had the defense industry; you had hewlett-packard, but you also had the counter-culture of the bay area. that entire brew came together in steve jobs. he was sort of a hippie-ish rebel kid, loved listening to dylan music, dropped acid, but also he loved electronics. >> jobs would eventually cross paths with a computer wizard at berkeley five years his senior named steve wozniak. they became fast friends, sharing a love of high-tech pranks and a disdain for authority. one of the things they did was to copy and improve an illicit device called a blue box, which reproduced the tones that the phone company used and allowed users to make free long-distance phone calls. >> wozniak loves the blue box. he's doing it as a prank. steve says, "we can sell them. we can market them." and they sold about 100 of 'em. and jobs said to me, "that's the beginning of apple. when we started doing that blue box, i knew that with wozniak's brilliant designs and my marketing skills, we could sell anything." >> that was still a few years off. jobs enrolled at reed college in
to go down, a million layoffs in the defense industry. no one seems to care right now. it's bad. >> you know what we have going for us? the grid, december 17 announced -- on a seasonal basis, they have reiterated once again that it doesn't have the demand to be sold year round, but starting a week from monday. >> i don't buy that. i think they do it because whenever they have mcrib, they're just fighting traffic for mcrib. there are places in the world where the mcrib is on the menu all the time. in case you're there on your vacation. >> i'm learning here all the time. i'm always learning. >> switch from the bacon cheese-inator. [ bell rings ] . >> celebrating the ground breaking of hotels in new york. we'll be speaking to the ceo in this hour. >> whitehorse is an interesting story. >> white house, delayed over at the nasdaq, the new york stock exchange puts out a release reiterating 16 companies have announced or moved to the big board so for this year. you're starting to wonder who would go public on the nasdaq. >> still waiting for the night capital resolution, knight had taken a rea
are the same three vying for the heisman trophy this weekend. manti te'o is the first defensive winner since 1980. heisman is handed out saturday night in new york city. in the running, collin klein, johnny ma johnny manziel and manti te'o. >> coming up, it's jobs friday. people know that. so that means time for predictions from our guest hosts. but first, the world's largest cut stone on display. called the dom pedro gem. more than a foot tall. weighs nearly five pounds. [ penélope ] i found the best cafe in the world. nespresso. where i never have to compromise on anything. ♪ where just one touch creates the perfect coffee. where every cappuccino and latte is only made with fresh milk. and where the staff is exceptionally friendly. ♪ nespresso. what else? can i help you? i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on grounipping at fedex office. made a retirement plan,
spending is the most unacceptable thing for republicans. moving along, reducing non-defense spending and come down to the least acceptable thing for everybody involved is reducing medicare spending. you want to know how to fix the fiscal cliff? you have to raise taxes on those 250 above and cap deductions and a cap in deductions on everybody loon looks to be marginally acceptable. we'll have a chance to talk about that chart later but i hear you have some interesting guests on this issue coming up. >> we're talking about that chart and will catch you up later. also the joint economic committee will hold a hearing on the fiscal cliff. can congress come up with a compromise before the looming deadline? senator robert casey and jec vice chairman tom brady joins us from texas. thank you for being here. you have a lot of things happening behind the scenes. senator casey, i know you have said what we're watching is a lot of drama and probably taking our eye off the ball in terms of what's happening. can you tell us if there's progress being made behind the scenes? >> i think there's a litt
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